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Watching the Hawks


Tyrel Ventura and his guests are your eyes and ears on the ground in the world of media, politics and pop culture.

Feb 28, 2020 06:02

Could coronavirus cancel 2020 Olympics & will Chelsea Manning be released from jail?

Pharmaceutical companies want to profit big time from any coronavirus vaccine, and the 2020 Summer Olympics may be canceled. Florida police allegedly tricked a woman to get her DNA and charge her son with murder. Chelsea Manning may finally be freed from jail.

Feb 27, 2020 06:24

Canada: Indigenous people fighting for rights, environment, Wet'suwet'en land

Canada has become ground zero in the fight for indigenous rights, as various groups of protesters continue to demand no pipeline cut through Wet'suwet'en land. The NSA's phone program cost $100 million but only produced two leads. This week's Democratic debate was filled with drama, booing, and suspicious activity.

Feb 26, 2020 06:45

Prisoners charged per-minute to read books

A new report says there are over 40 million people worldwide in slavery. Prisons are charging incarcerated people by the minute to read books. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Trump’s “wealth test” for immigrants.

Feb 25, 2020 06:04

Assange extradition hearings begin in London & Bernie Sanders targeted by corporate media

The trial has begun to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US. Bernie Sanders is the frontrunner for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, and corporate media is freaking out. The US has signed a $3 billion arms deal with India.

Feb 22, 2020 07:54

NYT shouts ‘Russian interference’ all over again & DC’s ‘predatory’ traffic tickets

The New York Times is already spinning a ‘Russiagate’ narrative for 2020. Femicide numbers are rising in Mexico. DC’s record $1 billion in traffic and parking tickets is being called “predatory.”      

Feb 21, 2020 07:34

Assange allegedly offered pardon in exchange for clearing Russia  

Assange was apparently offered a pardon by Trump in exchange for him dispelling the Russian election meddling narrative. Another Democratic debate took place, this time with even more sass and zingers. Investigative journalist Nick Bryant gives us an update on where the Jeffrey Epstein trial is now, and if anyone will be held accountable.